Governors Island is Now Open

Governors Island is now open to the public for passive recreation activities. The Island is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and 10am to 7pm on weekends.

Governors Island is implementing a number of health, safety and social distancing protocols to ensure a safe environment for all visitors, with a new ticket reservation system to manage capacity on ferries.

Capacity on Governors Island ferries will be limited during the 2020 season to allow for social distancing. Visitors must reserve tickets in advance through a new ticket reservation system. Tickets are available now: reserve here. Learn more about Governors Island ferry service in 2020 hereVisitors must depart the Island on their assigned return ferry time selected when purchasing tickets.

  • Manhattan ferries will run daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St.
  • Brooklyn ferries will run from the Red Hook/Atlantic Basin ferry terminal. There will be no Brooklyn ferries from Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2020.
  • Brooklyn ferries will run on Saturdays and Sundays starting July 18.
  • NYC Ferry service will offer additional connections to Governors Island with a dedicated weekend shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 that will operate approximately every 30 minutes beginning July 18. Tickets are $2.75 or by free transfer from any NYC Ferry route. All visitors who arrive to Governors Island via NYC Ferry are strongly encouraged to depart using NYC Ferry as the Governors Island ferry service will operate on a reservation ticket service and walk-up tickets are not guaranteed. NYC Ferry riders are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times. For ticketing information and for a full schedule, please visit

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